Singapore Zoo: All You Need to know about the Zoo

The Singapore Zoo is widely regarded as one of the world’s top zoos. In addition, both animals and guests will be happy here. This zoo is proud of the fact that they try to keep animals in places that are as close to their natural habitat as possible.

More than 2,500 species of animals, including endangered ones, may be found here. The Singapore government provided a $9 million subsidy for the construction of this enormous animal home. The zoo also celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

Since the zoo officially opened, there have been no incidents of animals harming visitors. This is a place where safety is a top priority. Water-filled ditches with clear glass walls are used instead of cages and fences.

Tourists will not get disoriented despite the size of the area since there are plenty of signs pointing them in the right direction. Visitors will be able to decipher what’s going on even if they don’t speak English.

The zoo’s recreated habitats are of great importance. As an example, you can visit the Ethiopian valley, the jungles, and the deserts while on your travels.

The Singapore Zoo is the first in the world to breed polar bears in the tropics.

On the other hand, Singaporeans are also big fans of strolling around the zoo all day. This is a popular spot for residents to have weddings and anniversaries, as well as intimate rendezvouses. All of these services are officially provided by the zoo’s management.

white and black tiger on water singapore zoo
White tigers from Singapore Zoo

Visitors like how easily they can get to the zoo. Because the park is so extensive, you may want to take a “tram” trip to get a sense of where you want to go first. If it suddenly starts raining, you may hide beneath one of the many awnings around the area.

If, on the other hand, you’ve had enough of the blistering heat, there’s an air-conditioned area for you. In addition, you’ll find soft-drink coolers all throughout the place. If you’re willing to pay a charge, of course.

In order not to frighten the animals, the silent "trams" on which visitors move are painted in natural colors.

A wide variety of performances featuring animals are held in the zoo.

If you’d like, you may help feed the inhabitants; upon arrival, you’ll be given a schedule of animals to consume. The “Night Safari” program, Jurong Bird Park, and Butterfly Park are also options.

Visit the animals that call the Singapore Zoo home and learn about their lives.

Admission to the Singapore Zoo includes a guided tram tour.

You can see pandas, elephants, tigers, lions, and so much more! From a glass observatory or a raised platform, you can watch the animals in all their glory.

What to watch at Singapore Zoo?

It takes at least a whole day to view the zoo in Singapore, and it is much better at night when the night safari begins. The daytime program continues in the nearby night zoo, which is a separate animal park.

You may enjoy the dusk from the comfort of an electric train, where you can see wildlife like night owls, while another person takes a walk, which is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

The day zoo’s grounds are enormous. Wagons are welcome here as well, but seeing the local wildlife on foot is recommended to avoid missing anything noteworthy. You’ll receive beautiful photo frames as a gift.

There are lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, tigers (including the extremely rare white tigers), tens of thousands of monkeys, and countless more creatures. A kangaroo, for instance. The Singapore Zoo is awe-inspiring to visitors from all around the world. Some creatures, like Proboscis monkeys, are only found here and nowhere else.

Locals on the island of Borneo referred to these unusual animals as “Irish,” an insult. They were given this moniker because of their likeness to the earliest colonialists from Ireland, who had red skin, huge bellies, and extended noses.

Only in Malay Borneo can these monkeys be found in nature, although they are usually extinct in zoos, with the exception of Singapore’s zoo, where they are well cared for.

The Komodo dragon is another one-of-a-kind exhibit at the zoo, which can only be found in the wild on the two small islands of Komodo and Rincha in the Indian Ocean. Monitor lizards from a long time ago are still around as silent reminders of the past.

For animal lovers and scholars alike, the Singapore Zoo offers an unbridled opportunity for exploration; even after many visits, you’ll find new surprises and delights lurking around every corner.

two brown monkeys on tree branch during daytime singapore zoo
Orangutans – Singapore zoo

How to go to Singapore zoo:

By taking the subway to Choa Chu Kang station, you may then get the 927 bus to the Singapore Zoo. You may take the subway to Ang Mo Kio and then bus number 138 to go to your destination. The cost of a one-way ticket with a transfer is around $6. For a round-trip fare of 40 SGD, take a cab from the city center. If you’re traveling with your family, the additional cost isn’t that much, and the time savings can be more than an hour.

Animals in Singapore Zoo:

ChimpanzeeIndian gharialRegal horned lizard
Cotton-top tamarinKomodo dragonRing-tailed lemur
Eastern black-and-white colobus monkeyLeopardRoti snake-necked turtle
Electric blue geckoLesser mousedeerSumatran orangutan
Estuarine crocodileMalayan TigerSun bear
FossaMalayan flying foxTree kangaroo
Gaboon viperNaked mole ratTwo-toed sloth
GiraffePanther chameleonWhite rhinoceros
Golden poison frogProboscis monkeyWhite tiger
Greater mousedeerPygmy hippoWhite-faced saki monkey
Green basiliskRabbitand Many More!
Grey kangarooRed-ruffed lemur
Hamadryas baboonRed-shanked douc langur

Singapore Zoo Location:

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Singapore Zoo opening hours:

  • 8.30am – 6.00pm (Last entry at 5.00pm)
  • The Zoo is open all days of the year.

Singapore Zoo Night Safari opening hours:

  • 6:30pm–12am
  • The Safari is open all days of the year.

Singapore zoo ticket pricing as of 2022:

Ticket Price For Residents:

Singapore ZooTicket TypeWildPass RateRegular Rate
(without WildPass)
Non-peak ​
(Mon-Fri)
 
Adult(U.P. $48)
Child(U.P. $33)
20% off tickets
S$38.40
S$26.40
10% off tickets
S$43.20
S$29.70
Peak
(Sat-Sun, PH)
 
Adult(U.P. $48)
Child(U.P. $33)
10% off tickets 
S$43.20
S$29.70
5% off tickets 
S$45.60
S$31.35
Ticket TypeRegular Rate
All daysSeniorS$20.00

Ticket Price For Non-Residents:

Online pricesAll days
AdultS$ $48
Child(Ages 3 to 12)S$ 33

Book Tickets here: (Including Combo Promos, and Discount coupons:

Singapore zoo shows:

ShowsLocationFirst showSecond show
Splash Safari(Approx. 20 mins)Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre10.30am5.00pm
Animal Friends(Approx. 20 mins)Rainforest Kidzworld Amphitheatre1.30pm4.00pm
Rainforest Fights Back(Approx. 20 mins)Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre12.00pm2.30pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Singapore Zoo Famous for?

Orangutans are the star attraction of Singapore’s Zoo, which is also home to the world’s best-known free-ranging orangutan exhibit. One of Singapore’s approved animal rescue centers, the Singapore Zoo is also involved in national and regional conservation efforts.

What should I wear to Singapore Zoo?

Light-colored, comfy clothing is a must: whether pants or shorts or jeans (which I wear daily). for the baby, those little battery-operated fans will be useful. I wear shorts and a T-shirt.

What if it rains in the Singapore zoo?

If the rain gets too heavy, hop on our tram or seek shelter in one of the pavilions around the zoo. You may also choose to continue your wild adventure at River Safari which is mostly sheltered.

Can I bring food into Singapore Zoo?

Yes, while food options are available at the restaurants, They do understand that some guests may need to bring their own food into the park for various reasons. Wild macaques in the parks associate baby prams and plastic bags with food. These macaques are not part of the zoo collection.

What time is best to visit the zoo?

The mornings and afternoons are the best times to visit the animals. The good news is that no matter the time of day, you will likely find many animals visible and active in their exhibits.

Can you do Singapore Zoo and River Safari same day?

Yes you can combine both the river safari and the zoo trips in a single day,. River safari is more relaxed one and will not take you more than an hour or so unless you are a detailed person and want to take pics at every angles and poses

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